Ross has surgery to repair left shoulder

Ross has surgery to repair left shoulder

Ross has surgery to repair left shoulder

SAN DIEGO -- Tyson Ross' first Major League hit, a ringing single off the wall at Dodger Stadium on April 17, came at a price.

Ross suffered a subluxation to his left (non-throwing) shoulder on the swing and, subsequently, landed on the disabled list.

On Wednesday, Ross -- who along with Andrew Cashner formed a formidable 1-2 rotation punch for the Padres in the second half -- had arthroscopic surgery to repair his left shoulder.

Ross had surgery at Scripps in San Diego and will be ready for the start of Spring Training in February.

Shortly after returning from the disabled list in May, Ross was sent to Triple-A Tucson to get stretched out to start. He was 3-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 13 starts from July 23 to the end of the season.

Ross allowed two or fewer runs in nine of his last 13 starts after returning from the disabled list.

Ross worked with hitting coaches Phil Plantier and Alonzo Powell to minimize the effort in his swing in the second half of the season. Think simple and easy, something Ross embraced.

"It's cool," Ross said in June. "I haven't had hitting lessons since I was 12. I've taken everything [Plantier] tells me seriously. We've worked on the approach and adopting a different setup to keep me in a safe position to hit. It's nice and easy, more throwing the hands [at the ball]."

Ross hit .182 in 33 at-bats this season. He hit .185 in 27 at-bats after the hit off L.A.'s Clayton Kershaw.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.